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Swee Teh- BS, MS, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

3203 VM3B
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 8183
sjteh@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Director of the Aquatic Health Program (http://www.vet. ucdavis.edu/aquztic health/index.cmf). My goal is to develop an aquatic ecotoxicologyand endocrine disrupting chemicals screening program within the School of Veterinary Medicine. The Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory is state certified with greater than 20 years of experience investigating water quality and its impacts on the health of organisms. The Aquatic Health Program strives to promote and protect the well-being of all aquatic species and their environments by investigating the behavioral, anatomical, and physiological components of individual organisms and applying them to the ecosystem scale.

Specialty Focus

1. Culture native and non-native fishes of California, surrogate (Japanese Medaka) fish models and copepads (Pseudodiaptomus forbesii and Eurytemora affinis) for carcinogenic, endocrine disrupting and toxicity testing.


2. Establish high throughput, pratical, and cost-effective systems for screening the effects of contaminant and contaminant mixtures specific to native California Zooplankton and fish species.


3. Establish baseline fish health monitoring program in the San Francisco Delta.


4. Educate researchers, veterinarians, and graduate students in aquatic organism health, comparative pathology, pharmacology, and ecotoxicology.


5. Provide training for selected undergraduates in conventional aquatic toxicology and provide outreach experiences for regional high school students.


6. Collaborate with private sectors, interagency programs, regional, state and federal stakeholders as well as other research and educational institutions to improve the health of aquatic species and their environments.


7. Initiate meetings with citizen stakeholder groups on environmental issues and hold forums for interactive discussions on environmental policies concerning watershed quality and management.



Education

1985 BS , West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
1987 MS , West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
1996 PhD , University of California, Davis, CA

Licenses

America Society of Medical Technology (ASMT)
America Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Does Santa Rosa Wastewater Exert Endocrine Disrupting effects on Fish?, (Principal Investigator), Russian Riverkeeper – Private Donor

Principal Investigator, Is water collected from 16 POD sites toxic to Eurytemora affinis?, (Principal Investigator), San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority

Principal Investigator, SJSURF Contract # 22-1509-4509, SWRCB Master Contract # 09-062-270, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Work Orders, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP), (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Principal Investigator, Studies assessing factors that influence spawning migration behavior and reproductive condition of Delta smelt in the Sacramento-San-Joaquin Delta, (Principal Investigator), California Water Science Center/US Geological Survey

Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Principal Investigator, SJSURF Contract # 22-1509-4549, SWRCB Master Contract # 09-052-270, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Co-Principal Investigator, The acute and chronic effects of pesticides on the calanoid copepods, Eurytemora affinis and Pseudodiaptomus forbesi, of the San Francisco Estuary, Sarah Lesmeister (Principal Investigator), California Sea Grant College Program, UC San Diego

Principal Investigator, The acute and chronic effects of pesticides on the calanoid copepods, Eurytemora affinis and Psuedodiaptomus forbesi, (Principal Investigator), CA Department of Pesticide Regulation

Principal Investigator, Publications of growth and behaviors of cultured delta smelt (Hypomeus transpacificus) project, (Principal Investigator), California Water Resources

Principal Investigator, Fall X2 Fish Health Study: Contrasts in health indices, growth and reproductive fitness of delta smelt and other pelagic fishes rearing in the low salinity zone and Cache Slough regions, (Principal Investigator), California Department of Fish & Game

Principal Investigator, State Water Board Grant Agreement No. 11-155-250, (Principal Investigator), California State Water Board / Federal EPA

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Acuña S, Deng DF, Lehman P, Teh SJ Sublethal Dietary effects of Microcystis on Sacramento splittail, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus Aquatic Toxicology,
  • Link Icon 2012 Deng X, Teh SJ, Doroshov SI, Hung SSO Embryonic and Larval Development of Sacramento Splittail Pogonichthys macrolepidotus San Francisco Estuary and Wateshed Science,
  • Link Icon 2011 Schebb NH, Flores I, Kurobe T, Franze B, Ranganathan A, Hammock BD, Teh SJ Bioconcentration, metabolism and excretion of triclocarban in larval Qurt medaka (Oryzias latipes) Aquat Toxicol (Amsterdam, Netherlands),
  • Link Icon 2010 Baxa DV, Kurobe T, Ger KA, Lehman PW, Teh SJ Estimating the abundance of toxic Microcystis in the San Francisco estuary using quantitative real-time PCR Harmful Algae,
  • Link Icon 2010 Ger KA, Arneson P, Goldman CR, Teh SJ Species specific differences in the ingestion of Microcystis cells by the calanoid copepods Eurytemora affinis and Pseudodiaptomus forbesi Journal of Plankton Research,
  • Link Icon 2010 Ger KA, Teh SJ, Baxa DV, Lesmeister S, Goldman CR The effects of dietary Microcystis aeruginosa and microcystin on the copepods of the upper San Francisco Estuary Freshwater Biology,
  • Link Icon 2010 Lehman PW, Teh SJ, Boyer GL, Nobriga ML, Bass E, Hogle C Initial impacts of Microcystis aeruginosa blooms on the aquatic food web in the San Francisco Estuary Hydrobiologia,
  • Link Icon 2010 Deng DF, Zheng K, Teh FC, Lehman PW, Teh SJ Toxic threshold of dietary microcystin (-LR) for quart medaka Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology,
  • Link Icon 2010 Rigby MC, Deng X, Grieb TM, Teh SJ, Hung SS Effect threshold for selenium toxicity in juvenile splittail, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus A Bull Environ Contam Toxicol,
  • Link Icon 2009 Ger KA, Teh SJ, Goldman CR Microcystin-LR toxicity on dominant copepods Eurytemora affinis and Pseudodiaptomus forbesi of the upper San Francisco Estuary Sci Total Environ,